So Many Projects, So Few Resources: Using Effective Project Management in Technical Services

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Successful project management can lead to improved effectiveness and efficiency in technical services and large-scale collection management. Using project management as a tool helps academic research libraries find overlapping objectives, maximize staffing resources, and accomplish large goals that would otherwise not be possible given ongoing financial constraints. By thinking creatively about the intersection of short-term projects and long-term needs, librarians will be better able to enhance access to collections in meaningful and timely ways.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)161-176
Number of pages16
JournalCollection Management
Issue number2-3
StatePublished - Jul 2014



  • collection management
  • project management
  • technical services

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Strategy and Management
  • Library and Information Sciences

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